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Afghan government to start merging of AISA with Ministry of Commerce

The Afghan government has decided to merge the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) with the Ministry of Commerce and Industries. According to the Administrative Office of the President (AOP), the decision was made at the National Economic Council under chairmanship

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New initiative “Invest in Afghanistan” launched today

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) launched a new initiative called Invest in Afghanistan today in Kabul in presence of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Invest in Afghanistan is aimed at boosting investment in Afghanistan and turning it into a land

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102 factories resume work in Balkh after installation of a power sub-station

A newly established power sub-station has enabled 102 factories to resume production  at the Ali Sher Nawai industrial park in northern Balkh province. According to the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), the sub-station is installed at a total cost of

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President Ghani should review his decision of merging AISA: Afghan Senate

The Meshrano Jirga, the Afghan Senate, demanded President Ashraf Ghani to review his decision of merging the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) into the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI). Praising AISA’s leadership for its efforts in attracting investment, lawmaker

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Afghanistan wins AIM 2016 Investment Award

The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) recognizes the top investment support agencies from across the globe after observing their strategies, programs and achievements in attracting investment in their countries. This year’s ceremony was held at the Dubai World Trade Center from

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AISA merger not good for the country: Haqjo

Mohammad Qurban Ali Haqjo, Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) chief, expressed his discontent at President Ghani’s decision to merge AISA into Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The decision was made at the High Economic Council (HEC) meeting on Tuesday in

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Gov’t decides to merge AISA into Ministry of Commerce

The Afghan government has decided to merge the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) into the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Ministry. The decision was made at the High Economic Council (HEC) meeting on Tuesday in the presence of Chief Executive

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ACCI warns of an economic recession hitting Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have warned of an economic recession hitting the nation as foreign investment continues to drop drastically. According to ACCI, investment level has declined by 26% this year. Deputy head of ACCI, Khan

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AISA highlights challenges facing the private sector

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) head, Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, highlighted the major issues facing the private sector and called on the government to draft comprehensive economic policies in cooperation with private sector. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on

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AISA slams government for failing to boost investment

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) have slammed the government for failing to remove the obstacles facing investment in the country. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, AISA chief Mohammad Qurban Haqjo said the government did not take

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USD 2 million allocated for development of Herat industrial park

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) has announced to allocate USD 2 million for development of Herat’s industrial park. The announcement was made by AISA chief Mohammad Qurban Haqjo during his visit to the industrial park along with local officials

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Afghan private sector invests $105mn in 19 factories

Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, head of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), and Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, senior advisor on economic officials to President Ghani, inaugurated the construction of 19 new industrial factories in capital Kabul on Tuesday. The new factories are

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Political instability has left Afghanistan with a gloomy investment climate

Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, head of Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), said investment in the past three quarters of the current year have slumped by 26.63%, compared to the same period last year, due to political instability and future uncertainty of

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SMEs can be a catalyst for Afghanistan’s economic growth

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) chief Mohammad Qurban Haqjo said on Wednesday that promoting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can be a catalyst for economic growth of Afghanistan. Addressing a conference on SMEs at Karwan University in Kabul on

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Talk less and act more: AISA Chief calls on the Afghan government

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) and the Kabul Green Expo organized the first International Construction and Food Expo from 25-28 August in Kabul. Speaking on the occasion, AISA Chief Mohammad Qurban Haqjo slammed the National Unity Government (NUG) for

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Investment in Afghanistan slumps by USD 120mn this year

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) reported on Sunday that investment in the country during the first two quarters of 2015 stands at USD 270mn, marking a decline of USD 120mn from last year’s corresponding period. AISA Chief Mohammad Qurban

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MoU signed on standardization of Afghan products

One of the major reasons why Afghan products do not win in the international market is their lack of standardization. In an attempt to address this challenge, the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with

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Afghan government lacks proper strategy for economic development: AISA

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) accused the government of lacking a property strategy for economic development. This comes as Afghanistan has witnessed a 30% decline in foreign investment. Newly appointed AISA chief, Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, said last week that

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AISA to seek amendments to investment law

Chief of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, said on Friday that AISA plans to seek amendments to the nation’s investment law in an effort to revive investors’ confidence and improve investment in the country. “Our responsibility

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President Ghani appoints Qurban Haqjo as AISA chief

President Ashraf Ghani has appointed Mohammad Qurban Haqjo as the new head of Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). His appointment comes after two months of delay that sparked criticisms and complains from the business community of Afghanistan. Haqjo was selected

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Foreign firms warned to pay taxes to Afghan government within a month

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) has given a deadline of one month for 15 foreign companies to pay taxes in line with the country’s law of land to the government. AISA Director Wafiullah Iftikhar said foreign companies must abide

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Investment Promotion Conference on PPP in the Hospital Sector Held in Kabul

Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in association with Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) and Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) held an investment promotion conference on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the hospital sector here in Kabul on

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Investment in Afghanistan soars to USD 762mn in 2013: AISA

According to Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), investment in Afghanistan stood at USD 762mn during the year 2013, indicating a 25% increase. In 2012, around USD 605 million was invested in various sectors of Afghanistan. AISA Chief Wafiullah Iftikhar said

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AISA organizes exhibition in Nangarhar

An exhibition aimed at promoting Afghan products’ sales was inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. Organized by the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), the exhibition would help Afghan products to reach international markets. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, AISA director

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Khost’s industrial park to attract big investment

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) has informed that Khost now offers vast investment opportunities compared with the past decade. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), many investors have expressed willingness to invest in various sectors, with over 600 different

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